Jan. 11 through Feb. 2
Saint Mary's College of California January Term Speaker Series, at Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. The annual series features an eclectic mix of presenters including Richard Lemieux, homeless advocate and author; Safiya Umoja Noble, UCLA professor and search engine bias researcher; and Holly Joshi, anti-human trafficking activist. Information: www.stmarys-ca.edu/january-term or 925-631-4000.
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
2017 Mindful Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Registration and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. Gratitude offering. Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, facilitator; Lynette Gullings, RN, wellness coordinator; Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, spiritual director. Registration: http://bit.ly/2017Mindfulness or 510-933-6360.
Friday, Jan. 13
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry (grilled cheese and pasta too). 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Kids' menu includes baked fish sticks and mozzarella sticks. $7 per person, $7 per takeout box, $3 kids 6-12, 5 and under eat free. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 7987.
Sunday, Jan. 15
Pasta dinner at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Seating from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Friday, Jan. 20
Organ Concert. 8 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Don Pearson, director of music/organist/artist-in-residence will perform a concert of great works for the organ. Reception afterward. Information: 925-778-0768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 27 and 28
Eighth Convocation of the College of Fellows: Jan. 27: starts at 8:30 a.m.; Jan. 28: starts at 9 a.m. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. "The Stewardship of Knowledge and Evangelization in our Culture." The Symposium is one extended conversation from a variety of perspectives. Panelists will offer short presentations to prompt conversation. RSVP for any or all sessions at www.picatic.com/stewardship.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Crab feed. 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. crab feed at St. Jarlath Parish Hall, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. New York steak optional. Cost: $40 for adults, $23 children; $50 for both steak and crab. Information: Arvid Edson, 510-453-6726; John West, 510-305-1144 or parish office, 510-532-2068. No tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline for ticket sales is Jan. 25. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Magellan Council 2730.
Hope for Haiti: Education dinner. 5:30 p.m., St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Celebrate seven years of keeping 100 children in school in collaboration with the Grand Ravine Community Human Rights Council of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – and help fund the eighth year. Haitian dinner, music by The Whistler and address by Jean-Ernest Point-Du-Jour, Haitian manager of the scholarship program. $20 adults; $10 children. Can pay at the door. haitischolarships.weebly.com
Through Jan. 29
January Growing in Faith (GIFT) Experience at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. The parish's Growing in Faith Together experience: three weeks featuring 37 different speakers in 43 workshops, including six that will take place mid-day. Radio personality, Trent Horn will provide two keynote addresses, Answering Atheism on Jan. 23 and Why be a Catholic on Jan 24. Brunch on Jan 22. Learn more at www.sjasr.org/GIFT or register at http://gift2017.eventbrite.com/.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Birthright of Livermore benefit dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Speakers: Phil Sandoval, IHeart Radio, Rev. Bob Mendonca, St. Raymond parochial vicar. $40 per adult, $20 per child under 10. RSVP by Feb. 1 to Birthright, 1010 Murrieta Blvd., Livermore 94550. 925-449-5887. Co-hosted with Knights of Columbus, Father Murphy Council.
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Jan. 9, 16, 23
Weekly meditation groups in the John Main, OSB, tradition, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Keeley Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, 925-447-9800; email@example.com.
Tai Chi class. 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays in the parish hall, St. Columba Church, 6409 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, free. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.
Jan. 10, 17, 24
Men of St. Joseph meeting. 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays in Ourspace room, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 10, 24
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
Wednesdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.
Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.
Meditation of the next Sunday Gospel and Coronilla in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.
Ecumenical Prayer Service. 8:45 to 9 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)
Sunday, Jan. 15
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. (Practice is at 6:15 p.m. at the Ministry Center next door.) Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.
Friday, Jan. 20
8 to 9 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.
Friday, Jan. 27
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland
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St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; email@example.com.
St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. To enter between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. requires an access code. To schedule: 925-689-0838.
Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-797-1660.
St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St., Livermore. To schedule: Adoration@StMichaelLivermore.com.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. 925-757-4020.
Monday to Thursday
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., St. Felicitas Church Chapel (inside St. Joseph Center/Office), 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. 510-351-5244.
Monday to Saturday, First Friday
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to midnight every First Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. 510-614-2765.
7 to 8:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Ave., Concord. 925-682-5447.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the convent chapel; and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church on Wednesdays at St. Bede Parish, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward, 510-782-2171.
12:45 to 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. benediction in Mary's Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.
6 to 7 p.m.: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Confessions: 6 to 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. 510-843-2244; www.stjosephtheworkerchurch.org.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. 510-237-1531.
Holy Hour-First Thursday (or Thursday before first Friday) 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Every Thursday before the First Friday is a day of special prayer for the new vocations to the priesthood and religious life and for our priests, religious, deacons and seminarians. 510-482-0596.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-891-8900.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to midnight Fridays, midnight Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. 925-634-4154.
Thursdays, First Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday (first Saturdays), St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. 925-837-2122.
Noon to 5 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St., Martinez. 925-324-3589.
1 to 8 p.m. at St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga, 925-376-6900.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. 925-439-6404.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda 510-373-5200.
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.
12:30 to 4:45 p.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. 510-351-5244.
After the 8 a.m. Mass with Vespers at 5:30 p.m. followed by Benediction, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.
Immediately following 8:30 a.m. Mass until 3:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, Mullen Commons Library, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-939-7911.
Every last Saturday
Immediately after 7 p.m. Spanish Mass; ends with benediction at 9 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. 510-741-4900.
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Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 14
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Through the ear to the heart with Devi Mathieu. Suggested donation: $10-$20. Information: 415-457-7727 or www.santasabinacenter.org.
Jan. 14 to 15
Decontaminating Our God Images. A Conference with Don Bisson, FMS. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. This spiritual conference will engage the personal and collective distorted and broken images of God hidden in the soul. $195 overnight/$120 commuter. Information: visit www.mercy-center.org or dial 650-340-7454.
Jan. 20 to 22
Trauma Retreat: "Helping to Heal Wounds Our Own and The Worlds." At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Tom Gorham and Carol Mitchell. $235 private room/$205 shared room. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Sunday, Jan. 22
The Virgin Mary: Muslims and Christians Knowing Ourselves by Knowing the Other. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. With Brother Michael Minton and Nazeer Ahmed. $40 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext.315.
Jan. 27 to 29
Performing Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways (Franciscan Spirituality Retreat) with Rev. Joe Chinnici, OFM. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $235 private room/$205 shared room. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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4.12 Young Adult Ministry 11:30 a.m. Sundays at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. We gather as a community of young adults aged 18 to 35 to attend Mass. If you are going to Mass, why not go with friends? Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jan. 14, 21, 28
Creating Authentic Relationships series with Barbara Gordon Kaleva. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Saturdays in January. $30 per session or $100 for the whole series (includes lunch). Information/ registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Monday, Jan. 16
Transforming Our Society: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Tough Mind and Tender Heart." Noon at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek. Keynote speaker: Rev. Kwame Assenyoh, parochial vicar at Catholic Community of Pleasanton. Music: St. Benedict's Gospel Choir (Oakland) and Dwight Stone's piano music. Followed by refreshments and conversation. Sponsors: Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center.
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Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 9, 23
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. These bi-monthly sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Call Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708 for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary of the Immaculate Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: Joan S., 925-939-1007.
Military Peer Support Group. 7 to 8 p.m. in the rectory at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Veterans share life challenges and opportunities. Contact: Dom Pietro at 925-462-4665 or email at email@example.com. All ages welcome.
Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.
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Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Service, Ministry Events & Support Groups
Presented by the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services Grief Ministries, Diocese of Oakland. Sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and 24
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Information: 510-234-2012.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 'B' Street, Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Healing the Heart Grief Workshop. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. There is no cost to attend the workshop but registration is required by Jan. 17. Information/registration: call Helene Billeci at 925-686-4870.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. Fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.